Having A Little Faith…

    Of late a familiar feeling has settled into the pit of my stomach. It arrived with its usual punctuality; just as my birthday celebrations had come to an end. Autumn winds have chilled the air and there is a definite sense of things about to change. As a child I was unfortunate in…

The Truth Is…

    Recently, a very good friend of mine rang to tell me she is pregnant. I was delighted, of course, and couldn’t wait to get discussing all the gory details of being a mother! Before I could begin, however, she complained that all her colleagues were telling her horror stories, not only about labour…

Beat The Sugar Coma This Easter

  Alternative Easter Traditions: My abiding memory of Easter is my little brother eating himself into a sugar coma and spending Easter Sunday thrown on the couch. I remember too the gleeful counting of Easter eggs in primary school; ‘how many did you get?’, ‘how many did you eat?’; the loud exclamations when someone claimed…

Are you a ‘grown-up’ yet?

  Have you ever secretly found yourself shuddering as you do something that reminds you of your parents? The other day I found myself in the car, listening to the news with my husband while we discussed some current event or other. Mid-discussion I could feel my brain begin to curl up in horror; you…

Birthday Musings

A week ago yesterday my husband and I headed out to celebrate my 35th birthday. Our little girl was safe and snug in nana and granddad’s house so we had the whole night ahead of us to let go and just relax. A night of pizza, prosecco and partying awaited. We ended up in bed…